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World crude steel production for July 2014 increased by 1.7% to 137Mt, according to figures released by worldsteel and based on submissions by the 65 countries reporting to the organisation.
China’s crude steel production for July 2014 was 68.3 Mt, up by 1.5% compared to July 2013. Elsewhere in Asia, Japan produced 9.3Mt of crude steel in July, the same as in July 2013. South Korea produced 5.9Mt, up by 6.2% on July 2013.
In the EU, Germany produced 3.4Mt of crude steel in July 2014, an increase of 1.5% compared to July 2013. The UK produced 1Mt of crude steel, down 4.4% compared to July 2013. Austria’s crude steel production was 0.6Mt, a decrease of 5.2% on July 2013 and the Netherlands produced 0.6Mt of crude steel, down 0.5% compared with July 2013.
Turkey’s crude steel production for July 2014 was up by 1.0% on July 2013 to 2.8Mt.
Russia produced 6.2Mt of crude steel, up 8.1% over July 2013, and Ukraine produced 2.5Mt of crude steel, a decrease of 11.7% compared to the same month last year.
The US produced 7.6Mt of crude steel last month, an increase of 2.3% compared to July 2013.
Brazil’s crude steel production for July 2014 was 2.9Mt, up 0.5% on last year's figure.